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Published on: November 10, 2023 | Category: Content writing | Author: KHOBBY | Likes: 0| Views: 127

The Power of Positive Thinking: Transforming Your Mindset
Introduction:
In a world filled with challenges and uncertainties, it's easy to find ourselves overwhelmed by negativity. However, we often underestimate the incredible power of positive thinking and how it can transform our mindset, elevate our mood, and create a more fulfilling life. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of positive thinking and provide practical tips for incorporating it into our daily lives.

1. Understanding Positive Thinking:
- Positive thinking is a mental attitude that focuses on seeing the brighter side of life and expecting positive outcomes.
- It involves replacing negative thoughts with positive ones and shifting our perspective towards gratitude, optimism, and resilience.
- Research has shown that positive thinking not only improves our mental well-being but also has a significant impact on our physical health.

2. The Benefits of Positive Thinking:
- Improved overall well-being: Positive thinking contributes to lower stress levels, reduced depression and anxiety, increased self-confidence, and enhanced overall happiness.
- Enhanced resilience: Positive thinkers are better equipped to bounce back from setbacks, embrace challenges, and find innovative solutions to problems.
- Health advantages: Studies have linked positive thinking to better cardiovascular health, strengthened immune systems, and increased longevity.

3. Cultivating Positive Thinking:
- Practice gratitude: Start each day by acknowledging and appreciating the blessings in your life. Keep a gratitude journal, listing three things you are grateful for daily.
- Surround yourself with positivity: Surround yourself with uplifting people, positive affirmations, and inspiring content such as books, podcasts, or motivational speeches.
- Challenge negative thoughts: Become mindful of negative thoughts and actively challenge them. Replace them with positive affirmations and focus on potential solutions.
- Visualize success: Engage in positive visualization exercises where you vividly imagine yourself achieving your goals, feeling the joy and fulfillment it brings.
- Practice self-care: Prioritize self-care activities like exercise, meditation, or pursuing hobbies that bring you joy. Taking care of your physical and mental well-being is essential for positive thinking.

4. Overcoming Obstacles:
- Realize that positive thinking is a skill that requires practice and patience. Be kind to yourself during setbacks or moments of negativity.
- Surround yourself with a supportive community. Share your journey with like-minded individuals who can provide encouragement and accountability.
- Seek professional help if needed. If negative thinking persists and affects your daily life, consider reaching out to a therapist or counselor for guidance and support.

Conclusion:
Embracing the power of positive thinking can revolutionize our lives. By making small changes and incorporating positive practices into our daily routines, we can develop a more optimistic mindset, enjoy improved mental and physical health, and navigate life's challenges with grace and resilience. Remember, positive thoughts create positive outcomes, so why not choose to see the world through a brighter lens?
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Sigurður Tómasdóttir The First Environmental Activist In Iceland.

Published on: July 22, 2023 | Category: Content writing | Author: Haffi | Likes: 0| Views: 257

Sigaríður Tómasdóttir was born on February 24th, 1871 in Brattholt at the mouth of Gullfoss  canyon in Iceland. Her parents were Tómas Tómasson, a farmer in Brattholt and Margrét Þórðardóttir. Sigríður Tómasdóttir is widely seen as Iceland’s first environmentalist and is memorialized on a sculpture near Gullfoss.

"Brattholt was secluded, most travelers came there on their way to Gullfoss. Sigríður and her sister often followed people to Gullfoss and they laid the first path down to the waterfall before the royal visit in 1907. Sigríður often came to Gullfoss with people who had made a long journey to see the waterfall and enjoy it, and the attitude of these people is likely to have influenced Sigríður."

Sigríður did not go to school but was very well read. She learned all common jobs and worked both outside and inside and was extremely diligent. She was artistic, a good drawer and a great seamstress and drew and sowed pictures of flowers and animals and the beautiful landscape that surrounded her.

She often went on long trips both in the countryside to the mountains and on city trips, either walking or on horses. When she was about forty years old, she was invited to stay in Reykjavík for education and entertainment but did not enjoy herself and quickly returned home.

 She was known for her fight against the construction of a hydroelectric power plant at Gullfoss waterfall. She even threatened to throw herself into the waterfall if it was developed¹. The Icelandic sentence you provided translates to "Sigríður was known for her fight against the construction of Gullfoss and she stated that she would throw herself into the waterfall if it was developed in to electrical power plant.

Around the turn of the century in 1900, men began to seek control of waterfalls in Iceland for electricity production and industry, often on behalf of Icelandic and also foreign companies.

Early in 1907 an Englishman expressed interest in Gullfoss. He offered 50,000 krónur. As of today, 50,000 krónur is equivalent to $366.17 in today’s money.

Gullfoss was partly in the land of Early in 1907 an Englishman expressed interest in Gullfoss. He offered 50,000 krónur. As of today, 50,000 krónur is equivalent to $366.17 in today’s moneyBrattholt and partly owned by Jaðar. At first, Sigríður’s father, Tómas, was strongly against selling the waterfall, saying he did not want to sell his friend. But then he found that he was standing in the way of progress in the country and decided to negotiate a lease on the waterfall. When the lease was sold, Tómas had a change of heart, influenced by Sigríður, and refused to accept payment for the lease. A case was brought against the family and they lost it, so there was no prospect of the waterfall being harnessed. However, Sigríður’s fight drew attention to nature conservation and the development of the waterfall was no longer seen as a "necessity" to promote progress in the country as it had been in the minds of many.

Sveinn Björnsson, President of Iceland 1944-1952, was the lawyer of Sigríður  and he expressed his interest in her affairs and Gullfoss as follows.

Now Sigríður’s fight began to preserve Gullfoss, and she now turned to me as a lawyer. She wanted to try to get the useless contracts that her father had made or buy back the rights. When no attempts in this direction were successful, she chose to get her father to refuse to accept an annual fee for renting the waterfall. But everything did not go as planned, the annual fee was offered legally. Then she threatened that at the first shovel stroke made for the power plant, she would throw herself into the waterfall and see if people thought it was lucky to continue.

This ended up differently. Foreigners who had rented Gullfoss gradually lost interest in hydropower here in the country. It turned out that the annual fees stopped being paid. The lease agreement therefore became invalid. Now the state treasury has acquired Gullfoss, as far as I understand it, to preserve it as it is, as a beautiful natural phenomenon. And it is unlikely that we Icelanders will ever again allow public opinion to rise against the fact that people start messing with Gullfoss so much that it seems impossible. Then Sigríður’s fight in Brattholt probably wasn’t completely useless, and she understands that she is always remembered for her conservation efforts.

Afterwards Tómas and Margrét passed away, Sigríður continued farming in Brattholt along with Einar Guðmundsson who had been adopted as a child at Brattholt.  She was a well-known Icelandic woman who fought for the conservation of Gullfoss and other waterfalls. She was a pioneer in the field of nature conservation. 

In 1952, the house in Brattholt burned down and Sigríður and Einar lost their lease. Rather than moving from Brattholt, they lived in part of the barn until they were able to move into a new house in 1954. In 1953, the Icelandic parliament approved a grant to Sigríður for fire damage and as recognition for her work.

Gísli Sigurðsson talks about her in the Icelandic Touring Association’s yearbook for 1998 about Biskupstungur: “It had artistic veins and was very unusual at that time, that she got to draw pictures, both of plants and animals and she was a good craftswoman. Sigríður was still “outdoor” in the sense that she worked equally well on outdoor work as on indoor work…

Sigríður died in Hafnarfjörður on November 17, 1957.

Einar handed over part of Brattholt to the Ministry for the Environment on December 11, 1976, with no other words than that the land would be gifted by the end of 1977 and that it would be used solely in accordance with the spirit of nature conservation laws. The Minister of Education signed a proclamation of protection for Gullfoss on March 9, 1979.







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Learn from criticism

Published on: April 25, 2023 | Category: Content writing | Author: Glow_forChrist🌹 | Likes: 2| Views: 193

While receiving constructive criticism is never pleasant, it helps us improve. Just as it takes courage to ignore criticism, it also requires courage to pay attention to it. It is crucial to be able to tell the difference between constructive criticism and criticism motivated by jealousy. Successful people possess this talent. Understanding the critic's motivations is a skill in and of itself. Self-knowledge is the other component—possibly the biggest component. The successful person is aware of themselves well enough to recognize whether a criticism is legitimate. 

Nobody dislikes criticism more than successful people, in my experience. 


However, they remain composed and in control and pay close attention when they believe the critique to be valid. They request ideas for how to get better. In reality, successful people frequently request feedback from others they respect. "How am I doing?" they enquire. "How can I get better?"


©️ glow_forChrist🌹




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Do you have to go through hell before you "make it"?

Published on: March 07, 2023 | Category: Content writing | Author: Glow_forChrist🌹 | Likes: 1| Views: 190

Do you really have to go through hell before you "make it?"🤔


Why do you believe so much in "no pain no gain". 

Yep! we know that without a price, there wouldn't be a prize. But why have you made it look like, for you to attain the smallest level of success, you must die, then resurrect to achieve the success. It's as if, if you've not walked in the hot sun, put your hands to work hard on a farm, push a faulty car like in the Nollywoods, and do those strenuous  jobs, you have not started life, why? Who lied to you?


And that is why when something good comes your way without having to work too hard for it, you'll believe it's luck or something like that. Some of y'all find it really abnormal.

You think we need to see the days hunger dragged your neck to the ceiling, the days you were tattered, frustrated, and miserable?


But really, some journeys are unnecessary. 

Imagine you trying to use a cup to fill a drum with water, when you could actually connect a hose to the tap for a faster result.


There's no pride in suffering. Nobody wins an award for "who suffer pass". 


There's no shortcut to success, we know. But isn't it best for you to have the knowledge that certain methods are outdated and you need to apply wisdom to get things done fast?! It is LEGAL. Totally legal.🤌


Someone once said,

"Some destinations don't have shortcuts, you must walk the walk; but for those that do, value your time. Youth is vapour. Do all you can while you can by the fastest means you can."


Some situations only need your SMART working and not your HARD working. 



#glowforChrist🌹

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Not peace, but division

Published on: February 02, 2023 | Category: Content writing | Author: Glow_forChrist🌹 | Likes: 1| Views: 185

"JESUS CAME TO BRING DIVISION ON EARTH AND NOT PEACE."


As we seek to please God in this generation, we seek to displease men.


Follow me..


Now, you're a believer whose heart cry is to please God.

Your unbelieving friend or roommate has been owing someone some amount of money, now that person comes to your house in search of your roommate. Your roommate stays indoor and begs you to tell that person behind the door that "I'm not around." 


Okay, take a look at this one.


"Hey, bro! Please, what's the answer to number 3?" (In an examination hall)


Oh.. Okay, take a look at this one.


"You think you can stay in my house and do this your Jesus thing? It's either I disown you or you disown that your God." (Probably, in a family where they don't believe in God, but you, Jesus found you.)


Is any of these looking like peace? Not at all… What will be your response?


Where some of us miss this is where we think it has to be lovely, smooth, you know, a "love your neighbor" kind of Christianity. Jesus said, "I tell you, nay."

We think because we must "follow peace", we can partner with an unbeliever to tell a lie to save our reputation. "I tell you, nay."


This unhappy truth does not, of course, imply that followers of Jesus are to seek conflict or to try to split up families. In fact, Jesus makes it clear that we are to be peacemakers and “to live in peace with each other” (Matt. 5:9; Mark 9:50). The Apostle Paul adds: “Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone” (Rom. 12:18). BUT MAKING PEACE IS NOT SYNONYMOUS TO MAKING NICE. Sometimes, our efforts to bring genuine peace to a situation or a relationship will, in fact, lead to conflict. Yet, we seek to serve God faithfully in such circumstances.


Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace or Division?

Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! 


Luke 12:51


I've read this passage of the Bible a very long time ago. I was reading along in Scripture when all of a sudden I came across this verse that punched me right in my face. After I got over my shock, I said to myself, “What is this doing here? How am I to make sense of this?” Honestly speaking, I was tempted to say, “I wish this verse weren’t here!” Lol.


Luke 12:51 is such a verse. It begins with a question that seems to have an obvious answer: “Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth?”

Our answer: “Yes, of course we do. You are the Prince of Peace, after all. At your birth, the angels celebrated ‘PEACE on earth.’ The New Testament repeatedly explains how you give us peace. So, yes, Jesus, we do think you have come to bring peace on earth.”🤷‍♀️

 Then we hear Jesus’ stunning response: “No, I have come to divide people against each other!” (12:51). Jesus goes on to explain how he will split families in a variety of ways. This, in the culture of Jesus, was just about the worst thing one could imagine. And Jesus is saying he’s going to do it. It’s a punch to the gut, one that takes our breath away.



I don’t love the truth of Luke 12:51, but I must acknowledge it. There are times when loyalty to you divides families. I’ve seen it in my own ministry. I see it today throughout the world, especially in places where becoming a Christian is a capital offense. This is hard, Lord, as you may very well know from your own family experience.


Today I pray for those who face persecution because of their faith in you, even from their own families. I ask that you sustain them and encourage them. Dear Lord, break down the dividing walls of hostility in our world.


All of us together, will live a victorious Christian life in this perverse world, amen.


#glowforChrist🌹


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